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ADB approves 7.8 bln USD credit package for Philippines’ economic growth

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ADB approves 7.8 bln USD credit package for Philippines’ economic growth

The Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s Board of Directors has approved a new six-year country partnership strategy with the Philippines, under which the bank will provide a credit package worth 7.8 billion USD to the Southeast Asian country until 2021 to support it in attaining sustained high and inclusive economic growth.

Coastal provinces coordinate in monitoring fishing boats

Business

Coastal provinces coordinate in monitoring fishing boats

Eight Mekong Delta and south central coastal provinces in Vietnam have signed a coordination agreement on the management of fishing vessels in a bid to have the European Commission (EC)’s “yellow card” warning on illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing lifted.

Thailand to destroy 861 illegal fishing vessels

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Thailand to destroy 861 illegal fishing vessels

The Thai Government is planning to demolish 861 unregistered fishing vessels by mid-December as part of efforts to improve the status of local fishery fleets and remove punishment from the European Commission (EC) on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

Vietnam’s textile and garment industry faces tough seas in 2019

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Vietnam’s textile and garment industry faces tough seas in 2019

2019 will be a challenging year for Vietnam’s textile and garment industry as it needs to obtain major breakthroughs to take on new roles in the global value chain, including shifting from simple processing - Cut, Make and Trim (CMT) - to purchasing materials, free on board (FOB), original design manufacturer (ODM) and original brand manufacturer (OBM) modes.

Australian project helps improve mango famers’ income

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Australian project helps improve mango famers’ income

Some 270 farmer households in the Mekong Delta provinces of Dong Thap and Tien Giang will receive support to improve their mango supply chain’s competitiveness under the Australia Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)’s project launched in Cao Lanh city, Dong Thap province on September 19.

Vietnamese food sector lures foreign investors

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Vietnamese food sector lures foreign investors

Vietnam has a diverse and well-developed agricultural and food industry that offers vast opportunities to companies in the food industry, from sourcing to processing, a Hong Kong speaker said at a forum held on September 19 in HCM City.

Smart City Summit expected to help Hanoi choose suitable steps

Society

Smart City Summit expected to help Hanoi choose suitable steps

The freshly-ended Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organisation (ASOCIO) Smart City Summit 2018 was expected to help Hanoi choose suitable measures and steps to improve living conditions for its residents and promote the city’s growth and socio-economic development, said Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung.